Gases and Arc Welding
This course covers the basic principles and practices of oxyacetylene welding, cutting, and electric arc welding. Emphasis is placed on practice in fundamental position welding and safety procedures. Students will demonstrate proper set up, use, handling, and storage of compressed gas cylinders. Students will demonstrate skills in the use of hand torch and automatic cutting equipment and the ability to cut straight lines, circles, and shapes and the proper use of a scarfing tip. Students will demonstrate the skills to cut and bevel plate with hand torch and automatic equipment, use plasma cutting equipment, and set up and use the SMAW equipment. This course is typically taught only in the fall semester.